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Costs and Aid



Tuition is the same you pay on campus and billed to your bursar account as usual. Students take 12-16 credits during their semester with CIW. Our courses are 4-credits each. See university undergraduate tuition rates.

  • Cornell University Cost Per Credit:
    • Fall 2024 – $1840
    • Spring 2025 – $1840

Housing & Program Fees

  • Fall 2024: Housing $7,986 + Program Fee $192 = $8,178
  • Spring 2025: Housing $7,986 + Program Fee $192 = $8,178

See housing and life in Washington, DC, for details.

Billing & payment

Your tuition and fees will be billed through the university bursar.

See your bursar bill and how to pay for more information.

Financial aid

If you receive aid, please consult with the Cornell Office of Financial Aid to determine if your award should be adjusted for your semester in DC.

Some CIW internships may meet work study requirements. Check with the financial aid office for information.